BRAZILIAN superstar Neymar was offered £650,000 to move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to his agent.
Agent Wagner Ribeiro, who also has close link’s the Brazilian’s family, revealed that there was interest from PSG who were prepared to smash the world record and pay £160m for Neymar‘s services.
He told ESPN Brasil: “He was very close to PSG. He would have earned €40m a year.
“Neymar was also close to a move to Manchester United. But he renewed his contract for less money with Barcelona, because he wanted to stay in Barcelona.”
The Brazilian’s new contract contains a buyout clause of €200m for the first year, which rises to €222m for the second and then €250m for the last three.
PSG were supposedly prepared to meet the buyout and offer the ludicrous wage to tempt the forward to make switch to France.
Ultimately Neymar chose to remain at the Nou Camp – and his new deal keeps him a Barcelona player until 2021.
But a PSG source told L'Equipe: "It's totally false.
"With employer contributions on top, that salary would have cost more than €60m a year. It's obscene.
"Neymar used us to strengthen his hand with Barcelona."
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